WordPress Tutorial Part 1 – Choosing your Hosting Account

You will need a Domain Name & Hosting account, this is where your web site will be physical stored on the internet for people to view. This will cost approximately £60 per year. For WordPress Sites I highly recommend

Host Gator

Nativespace

These two hosting sites have been very reliable for me in the past for database driven website that I have hosted there. Believe me I have had horrendous problems elsewhere, even with some bigger named companies!

Step One

Decide what domain name you require, I have talked about choosing this in the Domain Name Page


Host Gator do not sell .co.uk names as they are an American company, if you require a co.uk please choose Nativespace


Enter your name in the search box and they will inform you if it’s available. Purchase your name and hosting package.


In Nativespace choose the Professional option – Tutorial here

In Host Gator use the Baby Plan – Tutorial Here